Denise has been the head of cataloging at the Rinn Law Library for 17 years. She has been a member of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) , almost as long. She has contributed greatly to the life of the association with service on four committees and tenure as both Secretary and Treasurer of the association. So it is no surprise that she has been awarded the association's Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship for 2013.
CALL has been around since 1947 and the award was established 31 years ago. Two other Rinn law library librarians have received the award in the past, Mary Lu Linnane and Judith Gaskell. The award was named for two people who were long-time friends and generous supporters of both CALL and the American Association of Law Libraries.
Harvey Reid was a Canadian lawyer who ended up in the U.S. and had a long and successful career with West Publishing including President, and Chairman of the Board. Agnes Reid, his wife, worked here in Illinois for the legal publisher Burdette-Smith, which was a subsidiary of West.
Congratulations to Denise on the award ! It will be officially presented at the CALL May business meeting.
"In Rape Is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis, author Jody Raphael reveals that the more acquaintance rape is reported and taken seriously by prosecutors, judges, and juries, the louder the clamor of rape denial becomes. Through firsthand interviews with victims, medical and judicial records, social media analysis, and statistics from government agencies, Rape Is Rape exposes the tactics used by the deniers, a group that includes conservatives and right-wing Christians as well as some controversial feminists..."
Jody Raphael is a visiting professor of law and a senior research fellow at DePaul's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center where she researches and writes in the area of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and the sex trade industry
Thursday April 11, 03:30 PM-04:30 PM
Barnes & Noble DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Professor Terry Smith is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul College of Law and a nationally recognized expert on voting rights. He will be discussing and signing his book, "Barack Obama, Post-Racialism, and the New Politics of Triangulation", at the DePaul Barnes & Noble Bookstore, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Praise for the book :
"Mission Accomplished! Terry Smith sets out to illustrate how African Americans have fared in a post racial triangulation society. He is critical of the triangulation theory, yet, provides a balanced critique filled with statistics and further evidence of its impact on the African American Community. He exposes judicial and political hypocrisy in the unpleasant realities regarding race, politics and money. It is an act of courage to describe the harsh truth facing disparities in the African American community economically, socially and politically. Yet, Terry Smith does all these things well. He speaks truth to power and hopefully we will all listen." - Gilda R. Daniels, associate professor, University of Baltimore School of Law and former Deputy Chief of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
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Yesterday, was the federal holiday marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was also the day for the second inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barak Obama who used Dr. King's Bible and that of President Lincoln, in the ceremony. The beginning of 2013, also marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln in 1863.
The symbolic importance of this fortuitous confluence should have us recall the continuity of struggle that former slaves and their allies, have carried out to make the foundational claim in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal, ring true.
Dr. King tied together these historical streams when he said, "There is but one way to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. That is to make its declarations of freedom real; to reach back to the origins of our nation when our message of equality electrified an unfree world, and reaffirm democracy by deeds as bold and daring as the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation." ( Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the New York Civil War Centennial Commission’s Emancipation Proclamation Observance, New York City, September 12, 1962 )
Echoing Dr. King's exhortation, President Obama said that "What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time..."
The Emancipation Proclamation could be considered the first step to freedom which began that journey that we are still on today. The moral power embodied in the Declaration of Independence continues to inspire us on that journey 150 year later.
Those law faculty and staff members with more than a few years at DePaul, probably remember the law student newspaper, "Cause of Action". It was produced through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The newspaper with the same name is being re-launched this month through the efforts of SBA ( Student Bar Association) President , Alexandra Hochhauser and Vice President Peter Chambers.
Dean Howard Rubin, faculty adviser for the SBA is quoted in the front page article, "I think it's great," "The attempt to communicate news and information to students through the website and online has been pretty much a failure. A paper by students and for students will be of more interest."
Plans are to have issues come out monthly both in print and in an online edition that can be accessed by alumni and prospective students , as well. The first issue is in multi-page newsletter format.
From the Chicago Council of Lawyers Blog :
The Chicago Council of Lawyers has released its judicial evaluation results for judges seeking retention on the November 6th ballot and for judicial candidates seeking to fill judicial vacancies in the November election.
For the Council's report which includes an evaluation rating and the reasons for that rating, please CLICK HERE.
For a Ballot Summary using the judicial evaluations of the Council, please CLICK HERE.
To have a report or ballot summary faxed or mailed, please contact Lisa Stoller (312-988-6599 or firstname.lastname@example.org).